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quote mitt romney's presidential candidacy may have ushered in a mormon moment in this country, the church remains largely a mystery to those outside of the faith. >> elder dustin. >> i'm sorry. >> elder dustin. >> elder? >> yes, sir. right here on my name tag, if that helps. >> it does. >> reporter: elder is a church term for the missionaries, though at age 21 and 20, they are anything but old. >> i like your hat. >> reporter: they are serving on a mission in la mras, louisiana, a long way from home in utah. >> i didn't know too much about it. people would tell me, you're going to have jambalaya and gumbo. i'm like, what is that? i don't know what is that. >> reporter: the church determines, they believe with devine guidance, where missionaries are placed.
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. that's put romney on the defensive right when he was hoping to close the deal. >> this is a campaign about the 100%. >> reporter: campaigns always have slogans and statistics. >> the 53% or the 47%. >> reporter: but this year, instead of hope or change or even experience, it's a math lesson. >> 1% of the 99%. >> reporter: the statistics are the slogan. >> do you want four more years with unemployment above 8%? >> reporter: both candidates are playing the percentages. >> i think everybody tries to get their points made in quick, easy, short, memorable sound bites and percentages help do that. >> reporter: challenger trying to paint the incumbent as mr. 8.2%. >> people are trapped in a bad economy. >> reporter: the incumbent, trying to paint the challenger as mr. 47%. >> i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. >> reporter: fat cat from the 1% who paid just 14% in his taxes. who you like in this final jeopardy round probably depends on which percent your in. do you even know? well, unless you earn more than $380,000 a year, you're officially part of the 99%. rock stars and athlete
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from home as part of a right of passage, that helped shape a young mitt romney. we bring you a day in the life of mormon missionaries. >>> the rain makers. wish you could change the weather? these guys do it for a living, flying straight into thunderstorms to try to make it rain more. in the midst of record-shattering drought, we take to the skies to see if it's the real deal. >>> and, sugar rush. from honey-rosemary macaroon sandwiches to sorbet. this pastry chef reveals the secrets to his sweet confections. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," october 5th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. you might find them going door to door in a neighborhood near ewe. young men in shirts and ties, hoping to convert people to the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. one of the fastest growing religions in the world. this work is part of a demanding two-year right of passage, a journey once taken by mitt romney. abc's bob woodruff brings us this look inside. [ knocking ] >> hi,
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is right for you. who move our country forward, work hard, raise families, and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. don't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertisining. >>> now, for most people, a backyard animal encounter means a run-in with a squirrel. but a small animal obsessed slice of the population has excited exotic beasts like tigers and lions to roam the domestic territory typically reserved for cats and dogs. and when they get out of hand, there's one team that swoops in. here's abc's t.j. winick. >> reporter: they aren't zoo keepers. they're pet owners. >> she never attacked me. >> because i'm her friend. i think it's -- >> reporter: blinded by love and devotion to their furry friends. >> ah! >> reporter: meet alison eastwood and donald schultz. two animal interventionists who try to tame out of control exotic